Determined to find a greater level of success against those uptempo, spread offenses that have shredded USC in recent years, Clancy Pendergast was brought in this past offseason by Lane Kiffin to replace his father, Monte Kiffin, as the team's defensive coordinator.
One of the biggest topics for USC fans in the aftermath of the loss to Notre Dame was the impact of the game on the job status of interim coach Ed Orgeron. It wasn't that fans pinned the loss on Orgeron but the general consensus was that the loss did great damage to his long-term hopes of getting the permanent job.
about 1546 days ago | Garry Paskwietz | USC Trojans
LOS ANGELES -- So now that we know the new, fun-loving Ed Orgeron-led USC Trojans are more relaxed and creative on offense, while still trying to patch up a secondary that seems to be growing more leaky by the minute, the next question is obvious: Exactly how many more games can USC win this season?
Change is in the air at USC as Ed Orgeron wraps up its first week as the interim head coach of the Trojans. In an effort to pump more energy into the team, Orgeron implemented a series of changes designed to shift the fortunes of a team that had been playing inconsistently through the first five games of the season.
about 1562 days ago | Garry Paskwietz | USC Trojans
The USC defense is off to a strong start in 2013, but its biggest test of the young season awaits on Saturday in the form of Utah State quarterback Chuckie Keeton, a talented junior who has put up huge numbers in the Aggies spread offense.
about 1580 days ago | Garry Paskweitz | USC Trojans
One of the most compelling stats from the Boston College game for the USC offense is the fact that the Trojans were able to achieve such good balance on a day when they put up over 500 yards of total offense.
about 1582 days ago | Garry Paskwietz | USC Trojans
Pathetic. After the performance Saturday night, I can't think of any other word with which to open this column. Washington State is/was the weakest Pac-12 team, even if they are a bit improved under Mike Leach.
LOS ANGELES -- The USC Trojans held their final scrimmage of fall camp on Wednesday at the Coliseum and if you were waiting on a resolution to the quarterback battle, be prepared to wait a little longer.
about 1609 days ago | Garry Paskwietz | USC Trojans